Publish Date: 2023/07/07
SAN DIEGO, CA — A motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon on Interstate 805 near San Diego’s Birdland neighborhood, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred on the southbound side of I-805, north of Exit 18 to Murray Ridge Road. CHP dispatchers first received the call at about 2:50 p.m.
Preliminary details indicate the victim was operating a motorcycle on the interstate when they were hit by a driver in a silver Toyota Prius. The impact of the wreck sent both the motorcycle and rider down onto the roadway, with the rider blocking the left two lanes. Officials said the bike caught fire shortly after.
Three other vehicles were reportedly involved, but it was not immediately clear what roles they played.
The CHP has not disclosed the condition of the rider, but an ambulance was requested at the scene.
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